Minimising the use of sedation/anaesthesia in young children receiving radiotherapy through an effective play preparation programme.

@article{Scott2002MinimisingTU,
  title={Minimising the use of sedation/anaesthesia in young children receiving radiotherapy through an effective play preparation programme.},
  author={Linda Scott and Fiona Langton and Joan O'Donoghue},
  journal={European journal of oncology nursing : the official journal of European Oncology Nursing Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={15-22}
}
The delivery of radiotherapy to young children is a challenging process, yet little research has been undertaken to examine practice. Many centres routinely sedate or anaesthetise young children to overcome problems relating to non-adherence to treatment. This can lead to an increased risk of clinical complications, sub-optimal nutrition, sleep disruption and is time consuming and costly. This article describes how sedation can be minimised in young children through an effective play… CONTINUE READING

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